Archives for May 19, 2009

I loved Stephanie’s post for a number of reasons, including and mainly for it’s clear statement about why rules are more tempting (to create) than is good for us. At the same time, I would say that when I read PhysioProf’s “Tips” (which everyone takes as rules though he never seems to have actually called…

I know someone (never mind who) who used to tie herself to a chair while studying in order to not randomly get up and go do stuff. (Obviously, she could untie herself in case of emergency.) Now, there’s a new way to do that: Parents struggling to get their kids to revise in the run-up…

Here is a very short list of things that need to happen. 1) Go here and read about the Montauk Monster. Then, as suggested in that post, go here and leave a link to this post. In this way you get to help stomp out ignorance. Don’t let good biology be the road kill of…

Both, I hear, are rather litigious at times (man, am I ever going to get sued). So, when Microsoft patents Harry Potter’s Magic Wand, how will that go? “Newly-disclosed USPTO documents show that Microsoft is seeking patent protection for a ‘Magic Wand,’ a device with various gizmos and sensors that can manipulate and interact with…

Hat Tip: Feminist Law Professors

Think about that. Cuts are almost always regressive. Taxes can be progressive. But not in Minnesota, because of our dumb-ass governor. Hat Tip: Ana

Train Travel

I have always preferred train travel over flying, when practical. I have no fear of flying, and when I do fly, I try to sit by the window because I love looking down at the lay of the land and the tiny cars on freeways. I am still a kid that way. I love to…

Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed

Hat Tip: Glen Gould